SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information which users submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and products online and they enter their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the safety of your site and will make it more attractive to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically required for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the funds, you can avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services given that our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single shared website hosting plan we offer and irrespective if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not have to do anything yourself. The sole difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the information of your clients and have a reliable website without the added expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with merely a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, and so any info that website visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL will work in the same exact way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL inside a web browser won't open your website.